FIFA have confirmed Liverpool CAN block Mo Salah from taking part in the Tokyo Olympics.
Egypt Under-23s head coach Shawky Gharib revealed he plans to select the Liverpool superstar as one of this three over-age players for the tournament that runs from the end of July into the first two weeks of August.
But Jurgen Klopp has been told by Fifa that he is allowed to prevent Salah from flying to Japan and missing the final pre-season preparations and the start of next term.
Liverpool have to release Salah, Sadio Mane and Naby Keita to play in January’s African Cup Of Nations if they are selected, meaning he could be without a trio of stars for up to six weeks.
If Liverpool prevented the players from travelling, they would not be allowed to play for the Anfield outfit from the start of their preparation camp until their nation’s interest in the tournament was over.
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